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Migration to the U.S. via Mexico

A young migrant, wounded by a fall of the train, stands on a wagon of the cargo train called ‘La Bestia’ (The Beast) on a train station in a border town of Arriaga, Mexico, 25 May 2010. Between 2010 and 2015, the U.S. and Mexico have apprehended almost 1 million illegal migrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. While the economic reasons remain the most frequent motivation for people from Central America to illegally migrate to the U.S., thousands of Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Hondurans, many of them minors, seek asylum in the U.S. due to the thriving crime and gang-related violence in their region (known as the Northern Triangle). Taking an exhausting and risky journey, riding thousands of miles atop the cargo trains, facing a physical danger and extortion from the organized crime groups that control migrant routes, the “undocumented” still flee to the U.S., looking for their “American dream”.
A young migrant, wounded by a fall of the train, stands on a wagon of the cargo train called ‘La Bestia’ (The Beast) on a train station in a border town of Arriaga, Mexico, 25 May 2010. Between 2010 and 2015, the U.S. and Mexico have apprehended almost 1 million illegal migrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. While the economic reasons remain the most frequent motivation for people from Central America to illegally migrate to the U.S., thousands of Salvadorans,...
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